Blackwater Blackout

Blackwater River
305 New Plant Road
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151

May 17, 2019




The 17th Annual Ramble Weekend welcomes outdoor enthusiasts of all ages for three days of awesome paddling events on Franklin County’s Pigg and Blackwater Rivers.

Ramble Weekend kicks off Friday, May 17 at 5 p.m. with the Blackwater Blackout, the first of three events. Enjoy delicious food, live music, and a three-mile float down the Blackwater River in the dark!

PFD & light source required. Float starts at 7:30 p.m., no boats allowed to be put in after 9 p.m. Shuttle service is provided for boats and paddlers, last shuttle leaves at 11 pm.

$20 pp | $40 pp all 3 weekend events 13 & up | $5 pp 12 & under | $15 pp all 3 weekend events 12 & under

Camping: FREE w/ Event Registration


Primitive camping is available at Waid Park. On-site and online registration is available. For more information, visit or call (540) 483-9293.

This is a rain or shine event.